The best way to schedule a farm visit is to contact Farmer Mary by text (919-244-1800) or email ( and suggest a date and time for a visit. She may say fine or may ask you to pick another time or another date if she has a Birthday party or away event scheduled.

The farm is open, usually, every day including holidays, weekdays,weekends and Sundays after noon. However, Farmer Mary is a single mother with four teens and occasionally has to be away from the farm helping with marching band and other teen activities. Please do not just drop by the farm. Farmer Mary tries to keep her weekly schedule updated on the Winterpast Farm Facebook page and the website. Texting is ALWAYS the best way to contact Farmer Mary, especially for last minute requests for visits. If she is busy with her four teens or with her animals at a preschool, church, away event, group visit, or Birthday party she will NOT have time to chat on the phone.

When you have a date and time settled, plan what you will bring along to the farm:

—Food for animals can include apples, carrots, kale, cereal, crackers, whole wheat bread, grapes, celery, green beans and more. Just nothing moldy and no meat or cheese (unless it is a treat for CHARLIE the farm dog!)
—plenty of water for hot days
—possibly a picnic lunch or supper? Farmer Mary has picnic tables set up in several areas. he also has hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes and water and soap available for hand washing.





When you get to the farm (12936 Ghoston Road Wake Forest 27587) pull in the gravel drive by the big plywood llama and petting zoo sign.


Even if your GPS says “turn” DO NOT turn down the adjoining neighbors private road. Please look for this sign and follow the arrow to the farm entrance.


Texting Farmer Mary when you arrive is always a good idea especially if you are early or late.
PLEASE PARK MINDFULLY (of other visitors)! Farmer Mary has a new parking lot and tries to park her car as an example of where to park.


These are two pictures of good parking.

When you enter the gate you can pay your admission (cash or check) in the wooden box at the gate or pay Farmer Mary.

Farmer Mary is raising teens and animals with her farm income; this is NOT a sideline hobby. Admission is $10 per person. Adults $10. Children $10. Toddlers $10. Adopted children and Foster children visit at no charge. (Farmer Mary adopted two of her four children.) Farmer Mary does not have change. Please have exact cash (or buy a dozen fresh eggs $5 and/ or a beautiful peacock feather $5). You may also pay by a check made out to Winterpast Farm. Thank you.

Farmer Mary will greet you and help you transfer your animal feed into a green bucket which is easier to carry around.

Feel free to feed animals (offer any animal anything; sometimes they will surprise you: did you know the goose loves carrots and the peacocks love grapes?)feel free to take pictures…Farmer Mary will assist with holding animals and with the pasture walk. She is also always happy to take photos of your group with your camera.

Please keep an eye on your children and do not allow them to open cages, close cages (some pens are open until animals put themselves to bed there at night), chase animals or open gates to the pasture.

There is a composting toilet to the left of the peacocks.
Please feel free to ask Farmer Mary any questions or for any assistance.









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